For almost a hundred years, after the first researches of Lapworth (1874, 1889) and the work of the Geological Survey of Scotland (Peach and Horne, 1899), there was a curious lack of interest in the structure of the Southern Uplands. Today, the area is celebrated internationally for its structures, which are perhaps the most quoted examples of folds, cleavage, and faults developed in an ancient accretionary prism. In the early Palaeozoic, that prism lay just to the north of the presumed Iapetus suture.
KeywordsFault Zone Accretionary Prism Axial Surface Coastal Section Fold Hinge
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